A TIPPER-TRUCK driver caused panic among residents of the area around the Shell Filling Station at Ho-Hliha, when he ran his vehicle with the bucket tipped high, into overhead electric cables, triggering explosions and sparks of fire from the power lines.
The incident, which took place at about 4:00pm and left the bare cables on the ground, sent some people running from their homes and others from their shops into different directions, for their dear lives.
However, there was no casualty.
The driver had tipped some sand onto an open space in the area and was moving the truck, with registration number GM 6616-12, forward without tipping down the bucket, when he drove into the lines.
Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) workers responded promptly to SOS calls from the residents and turned up at the scene to work for about three hours to restore the lines and power.
From Alberto Mario Noretti, Ho